When you have to quantify a space, you need a definite unit of measurement. Biblical and Talmudic units of measurement used by ancient Israelites appear frequently within the Scriptures. The original measures of length were clearly derived from the human body: the finger, hand, arm, span, foot, and pace, but, as these measures differ between individuals, they were reduced to a certain accepted standard for general use.
We could say that the annual parallax of a star is the angle defined by the sun, the star and the Earth. (considering the star perpendicular to the line that unites the Sun and the Earth).
Astronomical aberration is a phenomenon that makes a star, seen in a telescope, appear in a place slightly different from the expected. Aberration has been observed in 1727 by the English astronomer James Bradley who, in the course of his surveys, noticed that stars seemed to be subject to a slight movement within a period of one sidereal year. He thought that this movement depended on the position of the star inside the celestial sphere. Read more
Here the reader will find some of the measures of our earthly ponds and platform. The calculations given are the consequence of some premises I’m going to expose in this week blog article. Here I will consider Ezekiel’s book at chapter one and his vision of the four wheels with smaller wheels in their midst (1:16). Morover, I will give reasons for Cosmas Indicopleustis’ belief about the rectangular shape as the basic pattern of the earth. Read more